Amira Medunjanin (Bosna and Hercegovina)

Amira Medunjanin (Bosna and Hercegovina)

Location: Bled Festival Hall
Tickets:: 10 EUR | Buy ticket mojekarte.si logo

It is not easy to find a single word in English that can stand for the Bosnian concept of sevdah, although yearning perhaps comes closest. Like the Spanish duende, it carries multiple meanings – love, hopeless love, endless love, a desire that chills and fevers the lover like malaria, and like malaria can never be shaken off – but in the end, it’s a way of life, and a narrative that tells the story of itself.

Amira Medunjanin, Bosnian Billie Holiday, was born in Sarajevo at the time when the popularity of traditional music in the former Yugoslavia was at the high tide, and sevdah held a special place for her. The sevdalinke (sevdah songs) she learned from her mother were the most beautiful of songs. Her fascination with the oral tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina led her to devote herself to creating a unique voice within sevdalinke to explore their expressive capacity to the full. She had spent years searching in vain for to find people who shared her ideas about Sevdah, and for the best way to present it.


  15  Jun  2017 ,   Programme 2017

In the event of bad weather, concerts will be relocated from the Promenade and the Bled Castle to the Bled Festival Hall (free admission).
Any changes to the programme will be posted online and on social networks.

Organizer

ZAVOD ZA KULTURO BLED
Cesta svobode 11, 4260 Bled, Slovenia

Artistic director: Leo Ličof
Painter:: Ejti Štih
Translations: Alenka Ropret
Izdelava spletne strani: www.mandu.si
Fotografija Blejski grad in Promenada: Aleš Košir in Borut Žigon
Fotografija Festivalna dvorana Bled: Bled strategic forum

Tickets

Bled castle: entrance fee to the castle (10 EUR), buy at the door

Promenade: free entrance

Bled festival hall (for the concerts on 29 & 31 July, 2 August): 10 EUR, mojekrate, TIC Bled (+386 4 574 11 22).

 



Contact

Zavod za kulturo Bled

Špela Repnik, Festival office
spela.repnik@zkbled.si
+386 4 57 29 779

Leo Ličof, artistic director
leo@okarina.com
+386 41 632 369

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